Join Anton Delsink for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Azure Storage for Developers: Files.
- [Anston] In this course, we will cover storage for developers in Azure, specifically in Azure storage account. So it will help if you've previously seen the Azure Portal and especially the Azure Portal subscription concept. So I want you logged in to the Azure Portal with a subscription. The first element that we would typically navigate into is a resource group and within that resource group, we will create a storage account. I'll show you how to create a storage account and create your first resource group. But it would help if you talked to your subscription administrator or take a tour of the Azure Portal before you get started with this course.
We will use Visual Studio 2017, community edition. It is a free download, but it will help if you're familiar navigating through Visual Studio and in particular, we will use the Visual Studio test utility. So the built in test banner and we'll of course use a Visual Studio solution. In the code itself, we are going to use the .NET Core 2 version of the runtime and that means that there will be some part of the API that will be unavailable that you might expect if you're a Windows developer. Now with .NET Core 2 and the library we're going to use for accessing Azure storage, most of the course will be over the network and so will require a synchronous course.
We don't typically want to block a calling thread when we go out over the network, when we go out to the cloud storage. And so we will use the Async keyword, async and await keywords a lot. There is an online training course about the async and await keywords. So feel free to study that one first and then revisit this course. In Visual Studio, we'll use nuggets to add quite a few libraries. So MSTest should already be there if you create a test project the way I'll show you. I'll use the NFluent checker, just to make the language easier to read when we check the test outcomes and also we'll add of course, the Azure storage library from the online gallery.
- Creating and managing storage accounts in the Azure portal
- Stored access policies for granting privileges
- Encrypting data at rest
- Azure Storage Files and net use
- Querying files
- Accessing files from both SMB and the REST API concurrently
- Using AzCopy to copy data among storage accounts asynchronously